University of the Highlands and Islands
Fashion Make-up HNC
University of the Highlands and Islands

Key Course Facts

Course Description

If you want to develop your expertise in fashion make-up and related activities, this course is ideal. You will develop your skills in make-up techniques, personalised to your own individual interests. The course covers essential and classic make-up skills, fashion and photographic techniques, alongside hairdressing skills that focus on styling techniques and long hair design. You will have the opportunity to produce a professional portfolio of work that will support you in gaining employment in this vibrant and exciting fashion related industry.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Fashion Make-up, HNC you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

in a relevant subject area and a core skill profile at SCQF level 5 or equivalent

in a relevant subject area and a core skill profile at SCQF level 5

Alternatively, hairdressing or beauty course at SCQF level 6 or S/NVQ 3 or equivalent. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic 50 Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT) 72 Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Fashion Make-up, HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Fashion Make-up HNC

Ireland £6915 year 1
England UK £6915 year 1
Northern Ireland £6915 year 1
Wales £6915 year 1
Channel Islands £6915 year 1
Scotland £1285 year 1
EU £7230 year 1
International £7230 year 1

Additional fee information

EU students commencing their studies from 2021-2022 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as International for tuition fee purposes.
Eligible EU students, with pre-settled status/settled status will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scottish domiciled fee rate which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit
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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands offers their students the opportunity to study at one of their 13 colleges or research centres. For those who don’t have the freedom to enrol themselves in full-time education, this university also offers a series of options on a flexible Part-time or Online basis. With that said, 7 out of their 13 institutions offer a Childcare service, which is useful for enabling parents to pursue their degrees. When it comes to research activity, the University of the Highlands and Islands’ main focus is on Engineering, Humanities, Society, and Health Science.

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Where is this programme taught

Inverness College UHI
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